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Technical Writers Salary Information in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of technical writers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of technical writers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Technical Writers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,440
25th Percentile Wage
$58,780
50th Percentile Wage
$73,000
75th Percentile Wage
$91,400
90th Percentile Wage
$109,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for technical writers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $47,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of technical writers from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
2014
$73,000
-2.19% 2.95%
2013
$74,600
5.03% -
2012
$70,850
- -

Table 3. Compare Technical Writers Salary in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $73,000 in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana is in the middle of salary range for technical writers in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of technical writers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana is 33.8 percent (33.8%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 8.1 percent (8.1%) higher than that in the lowest paying Stockton.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$110,330
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$100,710
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$92,040
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$90,270
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$88,200
Vallejo-Fairfield
$86,890
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$84,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$82,720
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$82,280
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$81,370
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$80,140
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$76,520
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$76,140
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$76,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$73,000
Fresno
$70,860
Bakersfield-Delano
$69,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$68,670
Stockton
$67,070



See also: Top paying jobs in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California.